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Re: Was Djokovic just really unlucky at slams between 2008 and 2010?

No one is unlucky for three years straight, and only specifically at majors – if you don't win any, you're just not good enough. If anything, Djokovic was lucky to win AO2008 because Federer was afflicted with an illness. Novak wasn't lucky in his last four major wins though – luck played no part in that.
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09 AO. The heat got him, he was winning that Roddick match otherwise.
Its his own fault but this can happen to anyone.
He was winning? I don't think so, Roddick owned him. Djoker retired when he was down 2-1 sets and break.
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No one is unlucky for three years straight, and only specifically at majors – if you don't win any, you're just not good enough. If anything, Djokovic was lucky to win AO2008 because Federer was afflicted with an illness. Novak wasn't lucky in his last four major wins though – luck played no part in that.
I can NOT stress enough all that bs about Rog's mono. How was he able to reach semis if he was really sick. BS. Novak played a brilliant match in 2008. Rog's ego is simply too big. He had to find something to justify his loss.
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Re: Was Djokovic just really unlucky at slams between 2008 and 2010?

Losing to Melzer at Roland Garros is not luck... it's just an awful performance

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Re: Was Djokovic just really unlucky at slams between 2008 and 2010?

He just didn't have the "egg" back then
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Losing to Melzer at Roland Garros is not luck... it's just an awful performance
he had a nasty allergy whole summer, probably connected to immunity screw-up/celiac disease shit. was totally out of form.

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he had a nasty allergy whole summer, probably connected to immunity screw-up/celiac disease shit. was totally out of form.
A one season allergy? That's pretty rare.
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A one season allergy? That's pretty rare.
I understood celiac disease is indeed rare (though many people have some sort of discomfort with gluten food).

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No one is unlucky for three years straight, and only specifically at majors – if you don't win any, you're just not good enough.
That's exactly how I feel about Murray.
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Novak's serve was indeed better in 2007-2008. Look at the videos from back then, his motion was a bit different with more body torque IMO and better force. His kick serve used to be a monster, nowadays he rarely hits it. He was a tad more aggressive, though I don't think by much. His slice and net game have improved but the biggest thing is the mentality in tough situations and fitness, which also allows him to play better defense.

On the Fedal decline, Federer has clearly declined from his peak form but not as much as some seem to suggest. Nadal IMO is not in decline, at the AO he was at peak level especially in the fourth set and won it in a tiebreak against a subpar Nole. It's just a matchup issue, same like peak Fed losing to Nadal.

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I understood celiac disease is indeed rare (though many people have some sort of discomfort with gluten food).
Novak doesn't have celiac disease, if anything he has gluten sensitivity... But if you read how dr. Cetojevic "diagnosed" the disease you may go -->

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